Where Was The First Padel Court Built?
Padel is currently the world’s fastest growing sport, and David Lloyds aren’t missing out on any of the action! As of July 2021 there were 107 padel courts in the UK, and the 6 very first courts can be found at the popular David Lloyd Leisure Clubs around the UK.
Not only does David Lloyd Leisure lead the way in padel court development making the sport accessible in the UK, they also became an official partner of the pro-a, British Padel Tour of 2013, with padel games being hosted at both the Chigwell and Bushey clubs.
Does David Lloyd Do Padel Coaching?
Back in 2013 David Lloyd Leisure invested £350.000+ in the UK’s 6 first padel courts, with ones being developed in Chigwell, Essex, Bushey and Hertfordshire. The company has appointed a coaching team, led by the renowned number 2 padel player in the UK, Tom Murray. So if you’re looking for professional padel coaching in Essex or Hertfordshire try your local David Lloyd’s!
What Does The Future Of Padel Look Like?
David Lloyd Leisure’s product development director, Hazel Geary said: “We are incredibly excited about padel and are delighted to be continuing to work with the Padel England Association to grow the sport in the UK, as we both recognise its huge potential for this market.
Ms Geary followed by saying ‘Padel has already proved really popular at our Chigwell club and we are sure that our members at Bushey will be equally taken with this dynamic and exciting game which is played by 10 million people worldwide.”
They seem like they can see the future of padel just like we can, get ready for more courts to be built and padel to be up there with the most popular sports in the UK.
Where is the nearest David Lloyd Padel Club?
The 2 most popular padel courts from David Lloyd can be found at their Chigwell and Bushey clubs. Pay them a visit to see what all the fuss is about for yourself.
David Lloyd Leisure Chigwell, Roding Lane, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, IG7 6BQ.
David Lloyd Leisure Bushey, Hartspring Lane, Bushey, Watford, WD23 2DL.
You don’t have to be a member to play padel at either of the leisure clubs, a one off fee can be paid to grant you use of the padel court for a limited time. However if you would like a membership you would be paying approximately £70 – £100 per month, with the price depending on the individual club and their facilities, these fees will include the use of their racket sport facilities which includes padel.